Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter

Governor Nelson Dewey Chapter

National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Maple Bluff, WI

Ruth Simpson, Regent
e-mail: rsimpson@terracom.net

The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.


As the most inclusive lineal society in the country, DAR boasts 168,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally
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Chapter meetings are held on the second Monday of September, November, February, and May unless otherwise noted.


Chapter Officers
Chapter Office Officer Name
Regent Ruth Simpson
Vice Regent
Chaplain Anita Halverson
Recording Secretary Judith Strauser
Corresponding Secretary Susan Tenhover
Registrar Ann Bowles
Historian Shirley Dalton
Librarian Marleen Steinmetz Lippert
Treasurer Lori Otteson

Know the Constitution and the rights it guarantees to the people.


Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." 

The American Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. 

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its Flag, and to defend it against all enemies.                    
  William Tyler Page


DAR Facts

Founded: October 11, 1890, incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress

Mission: To promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism

Motto: God, Home, Country

Membership: 168,000 members, 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., International chapters in Australia, Austria,The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. More than 836,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.

Management: Policy for the Society is made by the National Board of Management composed of the President General, 11 Executive Officers, 21 Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management meets six times a year at DAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Continental Congress: The DAR annual national meeting is named after the original Continental Congress that governed the American colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts over 3,000 members to Washington, D.C., each summer.

Become a Member

Eligibility for Membership: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible.

Ways to learn more about DAR membership:

1) Visit the DAR web site (www.dar.org) to read about steps to membership and to fill out a prospective membership form,

2) Talk to local DAR chapter members in your area,

3)E-mail inquiries to prospectivemembers@dar.org